School Programs

Life as a Child in the 17th Century:

Students are encouraged to imagine themselves living their daily lives in the 1677 Whipple House and 17th century Ipswich. Museum teachers identify four basic needs for living in any era: food, clothing, shelter, and transporta on. Through a tour of the Whipple and Knight houses and four hands-on activities, we explore how children in the 17th century contributed signi cantly to mee ng these needs for their families. We also help stu- dents be er understand their worlds by examining contrasts and comparisons with the 21st century. This program is a great compliment to a classroom lesson on early American history, economics, or engineering.

Cost: $7 per student

Time: 2 hours